Holiday Lights Spectacular

Take a stroll through the Zoo under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters illuminated throughout the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo.


Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats.


There will be a Meet and Greet with Santa, Frozen Sing Along, Ice Carving, S'mores and Hot Chocolate, too. See the Zoo's Website for schedule and more information.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Nov 26, 27 and 28;

Dec. 3, 4 and 5

Daily from Friday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 31

The Holiday Lights Spectacular will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25


5 to 9 p.m. nightly



Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue

West Orange